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Upcoming shows: Giant Sand... Melanie Baker... Sophie Hutchings... Jerron Paxton... Ghostly Kisses... Sounds From The Other City 2024... Francis of Delirium... The Buffalo Skinners... The Handsome Family... Robbie Cavanagh... Memorial... His Lordship... Florry... Bad Bad Hats... Dana Gavanski... Caoilfhionn Rose... The Lovely Eggs... James Yorkston... Rain Parade... Matthew and the Atlas... Gratis: Makushin... Lightheaded + Mt. Misery... Jake Xerxes Fussell... Andrew Wasylyk & Tommy Perman... Charlie Parr... Mock Tudors... Ryley Walker... Terry Reid... Kris Drever... Erland Cooper... Skinny Lister...

When: 6pm on Bank Holiday Friday 3 June 2021
Where: The Ritz, Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5NQ

PLEASE NOTE: This show now takes place on bank holiday Friday 3 June 2022 – the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. All other details remain the same, except doors are now 6pm and there’s a slightly earlier curfew of 10pm. Please hang on to your tickets as they’re valid for the new date.

We’re delighted to be presenting The Lovely Egg’s biggest Manchester show to date!

The Lovely Eggs follow up February dates at Manchester’s Gorilla and London’s The Garage, which have both sold out with months to spare, with their two biggest shows to date: at the O2 Ritz Manchester and London’s Heaven!

The Lovely Eggs are an underground surreal-psych punk rock duo from northern England. They have a fierce DIY ethos that music should have no rules.

On 3 April 2020 they released their new album, I am Moron, bearing the fruit of their second collaboration with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, Mogwai, MGMT, Tame Impala) at his studio in upstate New York.

Lead single This Decision (released in January 2020) unfurled a seething two-minute-and-fifty-seconds of rage, capturing the zeitgeist of disillusioned Brexit Britain. It reached #1 in both the physical and vinyl charts and was hammered by DJs at BBC 6 Music including Iggy Pop, Marc Riley, Steve Lamacq, Chris Hawkins, Gideon Coe and Tom Robinson, plus John Kennedy at Radio X.

With EIGHT BBC 6 Music sessions under their belt, as well as sessions for Radio One and Radio X, The Lovely Eggs have enjoyed huge support from UK radio. And they continue to sell out gigs across the UK without the help of management, booking agent or record label support.

With their no-nonsense attitude The Lovely Eggs are a breath of fresh air in an industry where true authenticity is hard to find.

They have produced five albums. The last, This is Eggland, saw their first encounter with Dave Fridmann as producer/mixer after Holly left a drunken message on his studio answerphone asking him to work with them. Dave got back in touch with them a year later and Eggland was born. It was released in February 2018 to critical acclaim and announced by HMV as one of their Top 50 Albums of the year.

Their single Wiggy Giggy was added to the BBC 6 Music Playlist and the track received massive support from DJs across the board at BBC 6 Music with This is Eggland declared Album of The Day. With 5- and 4-star national press reviews, the album went straight to #9 in the Independent album charts. Uncut Magazine described it as ‘exhilarating and trashy’, the Guardian as ‘marvellous’, ‘yes, that good!’ from The Quietus and ‘unrelenting’ from Pitchfork.

Their follow-up single Big Sea shot straight into the UK Vinyl singles charts at #2. This was followed by three sold-out UK tours playing rammed chaotic shows to a growing army of fans.

With releases across the world, The Lovely Eggs have played hundreds of gigs around the UK, USA and Europe. Their songs have been produced by Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), remixed by Tjinder Singh (Cornershop) and sampled by Zane Lowe for Scroobius Pip.

With observational and often surreal lyrics about life The Lovely Eggs have a powerful raw sound that creates the sonic illusion of a band twice their size. The result is a mix of heavy psych, pop and strangeness and they have become known for their ferocious yet joyous live performances.

The Lovely Eggs are one of the most exciting, innovative and genuine bands of the Great British Underground. Welcome to their world. Welcome To Eggland!

We’re delighted to announce the full line-up for this Jubilee Bank Holiday special – featuring The Bug Club, Thick Richard and Arch Femmesis:

To say that the exuberant appeal of The Bug Club’s live performances and songmanship has been spread by word of mouth is a bit of a contradiction, as you could never sum up the music produced by these three groovy peas in a far-out pod (musically and lyrically interesting, deliciously individual, stripped-back garage pop songs, which shimmy, bounce and slide from joyfully frenetic guitar riffs to melodious harmonies) in anything like one word.

Birthed from Nottingham’s underground queer scene, Arch Femmesis are an electro-punk duo formed by performance artist ZERA TØNIN and androgynous synthesist MEDDLA. Their blend of brooding, chaotic basslines with intense, psychosensual poetry creates an intoxicating mix that horrifies and hypnotises the audience. The duo have been gaining rave reviews around the UK for their extrovert performances and DGAF attitude, combining art, fashion and music into an immersive electronic experience.

Thick Richard: jet black comedy and break-neck lyrical mayhem from the Prince of Profanity.

This show is for ages 8+ only. 8- to 13-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Wegottickets.com, Dice.fmTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.